The following Newsletter has been circulated today, however if it didn’t reach you then here you go!
There are lots of opportunities to ride and learn riding skills
Weekly club night & Go-ride session
We meet most weeks, all year round, to train or ride or chat at Aldercar Community Language College.
If you want specific times or dates please check out the Events section of our website.
Other opportunities to ride:
Autumn/Winter 2012/13 EIS ‘velodrome’ sessions
Riding at the EIS gives young riders an opportunity to learn some of the skills required on a velodrome without some of the bigger aspects … steep banking, long travel, expensive bikes, etc.
The East Midlands Cluster have a set of dates for this Autumn/Winter – see the website for more details.
I’m taking names for the 30th September date until 23rd.
Go-ride holiday programmes
Cycle Derby @ NDCXL
Cycle Derby are running coaching/racing sessions prior to some of the Derby based Notts & Derby Cyclo-cross League races. Check the NDCXL website for details.
As part of the East Midlands Cluster we have regular velodrome time at Manchester. However, there are no planned dates right now … watch the club website and or Facebook page for detail.
RSR & NSRs
Our older, more experienced riders may – subject to attending Go-ride and race sessions be nominated by club coaches for Regional and/or National Schools of Racing. For more information, please speak with Simon or Mary.
There are lots of opportunities to race your bike
The Notts & Derby Cyclo-cross League holds races most weekends through Autumn and early Winter with racing for all ages – including adults!
Details of dates, times, costs, venues, etc can be found on their website.
Our round of the NDCXL
On Saturday 15th September we will be holding our round of NDCXL – based at the Shipley Hall Cricket Club, off The Field, Heanor.
We need as many helpers as possible to help with signing on, course putting up and taking down, racing, cheering, etc! If you can spare a few hours please let me know and I’ll pass your details to Rob the race organiser.
Forest Town Track League
Sadly there are just two evenings of racing left in the 2012 race season at Forest Town Track … but this is an ideal local place for people to start their track racing and hone their skills.
See their website for details.
About the club – Heanor Clarion was founded as part of the Notts and Derby Clarion C & AC (the racing club for Heanor and Nottingham Sections combined) in 1934 … and we’re still here today!
Our membership year runs January to December – you can find the membership form and details on the website.
You can purchase club clothing directly from Impsport. Visit the Club shop, enter the password HECLCC1238.
British Cycling membership
British Cycling is the governing body of cycle sport in the UK.
Club members joining British Cycling for the first time can access a free silver membership (youth ages and under) or a free bronze membership (junior ages and above).
We are always happy to have people volunteer to help within our activities … races or Wednesday evenings.
Good coaches and helpers are the back bone of a small club like ours and
We also encourage our older youngsters to get involved with British Cycling’s Young Volunteer award.
Please note we do work hard to provide you with lots of information, but you can learn lots by visiting our website, Facebook page or following us on Twitter … and of course you can join in the conversations there!
If you have questions please do not hesitate to get in touch – simon [at] heanorclarion.org.uk or mary [at] heanorclarion.org.uk.